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Stem Cell Advocates and Critics Push Back on FDA Guidelines

September 22, 2016

(Scientific American) – The FDA notes the revised guidelines are meant to help manufacturers navigate regulations that are already in place. But many interpret them as a crackdown on clinics offering patients experimental procedures. “It is possible that after these public meetings the FDA may step up its activities on clinics to a more proportionate level and send a signal that it is indeed going to rein in the dangerous stem cell clinic industry for real,” says Paul Knoepfler, a professor of cell biology at the University of California, Davis, who specializes in stem cells.

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